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Second Baptist's Travis Vick cards first ever double-eagle in US Junior Amateur history

It's not a shot that happens very often.

In the 2016-2017 PGA season, it only happened four times. It's the elusive "Albatross," or better known as a double eagle.

As rare as it is in professional golf, it's even more rare in junior golf. In fact, Second Baptist's Travis Vick became the first player to ever score a 2 on a Par 5 in the U.S. Junior Amateur tournament this past weekend in Springfield, NJ.

Vick blasted a three-iron from 250 yards away for his second shot on the par 5 eighth hole at Baltusrol Golf Club, only to watch the ball trickle into the hole.

"I saw some people freak out [next to] the green," the 18-year-old from Hunters Creek Village, Texas told "It’s just one of those feelings, one of those moments. It was awesome."

"Being able to get my first albatross," Vick went on to say. "And to have my friends and my dad there, it was pretty special, pretty neat."

Vick qualified for the Match Play portion of the US Junior Amateur by shooting a two-round (-1), putting him as the 14th seed in the 64-person bracket.

He faces off with Cole Ponich (Farmington, Utah) at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Fellow Houston golfer Cole Hammer (Kinkaid alum) also qualified for the match play with a two-round score of (-4), putting him in a tie for the seventh seed.

Read the full story about Vick's Albatross by clicking here.

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